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Sams Teach Yourself Google TV™ App Development in 24 Hours by Carmen Delessio

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Hour 20. Using the Channel Listing Provider

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

• How to get data from the Channel Listing provider

• How to list all the channels

• How to change the channel

• How to handle audio focus

In Hour 16, “Creating a Content Provider,” you learned how to create and use a ContentProvider. Google TV includes a Channel Listing provider to provide information about available TV channels. When you use an existing ContentProvider, it is important to understand the data that is being made available and how to use it. In this hour, we will access data from the Channel Listing provider and use it to create an app for changing channels. We will also use what we learn from the channel changing app to examine how audio focus should ...

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